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election late tuesday night and yet florida still isn't red or blue. election officials in miami-dade county finished counting absentee ballots today and have 2,800 provisional ballots left to process. the election supervisor says they should be done counting by tomorrow afternoon with 97% of the state's vote in president obama leads by 47,000 votes. could puerto rico become the 51st state? residents voted on the island's status as a commonwealth tuesday. and for the first time a majority said they favored statehood. it is a nonbinding referendum, but it compels congress to make a decision about it. as a commonwealth residents are subject to u.s. laws but don't have to pay some federal taxes. and you won't have to watch the news for your next dose of vice president joe biden. he's going to be on next week's episode of "parks and recreation" playing himself when amy's character visits the white house. her character has a huge crush on the vice president once saying her ideal man would have "the brains of george clooney and the body of joe biden." so joe biden apparently quite a fe
twice for drunken driving. abraham shakespeare in florida was murdered after winning $31 million. then amanda clayton, a young mother who won $1 million in the michigan lottery. she made headlines when she copted to watch food stamps. she was found dead of an apparent drug overdose. are they unlucky or is there something more? big payouts can isolate people. thrust them into a world of wealth that is foreign to them. long lost family members may hound them. there's a guilt factor, who to help out and who not to. and there's a funny thing about money and happiness you may not realize. >> you win the lottery. and so you spend a lot of money. and what happens is you get used to having a lot of money and spending a lot of money. so what happens is you actually have to spend more money to get the same level of happiness. >> reporter: but what about the lottery winners who do end up happy? what's their secret? experts say they don't lose their sense of self. and they can separate their identity from their money. and what makes people really happy is actually the pursuit of happiness, e
with jill kelly, the florida socialite whose concern over threatening e-mails led to an investigation that revealed an affair between cia director david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. a pentagon official told reporters allen who commands the war in afghanistan is adamant he did nothing wrong. a senior official close to allen tells cnn of kelly there is no affair, she's a bored socialite. a u.s. official says there appears to be nothing criminal involved. but allen is now under investigation for what is called inappropriately flirtatious e-mails to kelly. >> secretary directed it be referred to inspector general of department of defense. >> the fbi found up to 35,000 pages of documents, some dating back two years during the investigation. according to a senior official close to allen, one message the afghan commander sent warned kelly she had been threatened. the official says allen had received an anonymous message, now believed to be from broadwell. the pentagon was called in because allen is subject to military law. but why did this only come out now in public view? >
of that really controversial comment he was overheard at that fund-raiser in boca raton last may down in florida speaking about the 47% who were effectively, i'm paraphrasing, natures, including recipients of social security, anyone who gets government assistance, if you will. that caused him an enormous amount of problems in the campaign as well. do you see a similarity here and there? >> absolutely. look, as a party, as a country, we're an aspirational party, an aspirational country. we believe the best days are ahead of us. we're a country that believes everybody wants their children to do better than their parents have done. what that means is we want our kids to get a great education, great paying jobs. i believe people who are on food stamps, who are on government assistance don't want to be there. they're there because they don't have the ability to get better paying jobs. it's our responsibility to grow the economy, give them the better opportunities to have a better quality of life. we don't advance the discussion or debate by insulting folks. we need to stick to our principles and trea
are hard at work on self-driving models. and three states, california, nevada and florida, have already made self-driving vehicles legal as long as the human's sitting in the driver's seat in case of a emergency. that's a good idea. meanwhile, these cars could lose worker productivity. the average commuter spends 250 hours a year behind the wheel. or they could come in handy after you've had a couple cocktails. self-driving trucks could transform the trucking industry. picture long lines of self-driving 18-wheelers traveling down the highway just a few inches apart, no drivers, no stops for gas or food, it could boost fuel efficiency as much as 20%. we're going to need to keep driving ourselves though for a while longer. experts say the driverless cars should be more common in another ten to 15 years when the costs come down. here's the question, how would you feel about riding in a car that drives itself? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile, post a comment on my blog. or go to our post on the "the situation room" facebook page. i don't know if i'd trust a car to drive itself. >> me either. i wo
, florida, is evening tore sell it before the end of the year because of the pending fiscal cliff. unless congress acts by year end, capital gains taxes will go up. for homeowners with a lot of equity in their homes, selling now can make a big difference. >> if you're looking for someone who's selling their property at a $10 million sales price and they have a $5 million cost in the property, there's a potential $5 million profit, capital gains being 5% right now. they're estimated to go up to 25% next year. so in theory, there's $500,000 savings for both seller and buy tore get the deal done. >> reporter: even if you have an averaged-priced home, the fiscal cliff negotiations could have a major impact on you. congress could limit the amount of home mortgage interest homeowners can write off their taxes. one proposal from the simpson/bowles commission would cap the deduction at $500,000. lawmakers may also limit tax breaks for second homes. distressed homeowners could also see major changes ahead. the mortgage debt relief act, which waives the tax obligation on portions of the mortgage s
place, right time, wolf. i've been doing the lottery draws now for about eight years here in florida. and florida, you know, hosts the power ball draws. and i auditioned for it and lucky enough to get it. it's been a great ride so far. >> do people recognize you on the street? you go out at 10:59 p.m. eastern and make -- take that ball and make somebody very, very happy, people are watching. >> people are watching. we've had people fly in from all over the country just to come to our studios and watch the draw because they wanted to see how it worked. they watch it from their homes, but they want to see how it looks in person. we're happy to have them in the studio. they have a viewing room, so they can come in and watch. yeah, i go out and people, you know, they spot me as the lottery guy, the power ball guy. it's a great job. i have the opportunity to really change people's lives. and every time i go out on the set and pull those numbers, i'm thinking about the person who might be winning that night and how radically different their life could be the next day. >> are you allowed to
do if cuba were launching missiles into florida, you would retaliate. you know the language this has happened too many times in our past, the question is proportionalty. we understand your right to respond, as wrou respond plea u please don't let the situation spiral more out of control. there's the urgent short-term challenge which is why the president is reaching out to egypt, israel, turkey. and longer term challenges the president starts now moves into a second term, there will be more and more pressure for him to get actively involved in trying to turn down the temperature, try to recreate some sort of a peace process in the middle east at a time when he wants to move onto a second term, he'd like to turn his view of the world away from the middle east to asia and elsewhere and needs a new secretary of state. >> he needs a new secretary of state and since george mitchell left as his special envoy for the israeli/palestinian peace process, they've basically thrown their hands up in the air saying there's not much they can do. >> there's really no process. let's be honest. they ha
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